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Standings
SEA
@CHW
9
2
BAL
@CLE
1
4
BOS
@DET
8
5
OAK
@KCR
2
6
MIL
@MIN
11
8
TOR
@NYY
4
9
CAL
@TEX
3
6
ATL
@CIN
2
0
HOU
@LAD
3
0
PHI
@MON
2
3
CHC
@PIT
7
6
 
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SDP
@SFG
5
6
NYM
@STL
8
7
Saturday, September 29, 1979, 2:00PM
, Yankee Stadium II
Attendance: 30,016, Time of Game: 2:22
Blue Jays
4
53-108
 Lost 4 
7th, 50½ GB
at Yankees
9
88-71
 Won 7 
4th, 14½ GB
W: Tommy John (21-9)
L: Phil Huffman (6-18)
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Blue Jays       0  0  0   0  0  0   3  0  1    4 11  1
Yankees         0  1  3   3  1  0   0  1  X    9 13  1

Toronto Blue Jays

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Alfredo Griffin SS 5 0 3 1 0 1 5 .285 .332 .361 .693 0.049 0.40 0.080 -0.031 1.4 1 1 3B,2B
Al Woods LF 5 0 1 0 0 1 5 .279 .338 .388 .726 -0.114 0.52 0.013 -0.127 -1.4 0 0
Rick Bosetti CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .261 .286 .362 .649 -0.020 0.42 0.012 -0.032 -0.7 4 0
Otto Velez DH 3 0 1 0 1 1 4 .288 .395 .520 .915 -0.017 0.41 0.016 -0.034 0.4
Craig Kusick 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .226 .297 .415 .712 -0.052 0.53 0.000 -0.052 -1.6 10 1 GDP
Rick Cerone C 4 1 2 0 0 0 4 .239 .294 .357 .651 0.011 0.31 0.027 -0.015 -0.3 3 0
Roy Howell 3B 4 1 1 0 0 3 4 .249 .312 .408 .720 -0.033 0.36 0.001 -0.034 -0.4 1 1
Bob Bailor RF 4 2 1 1 0 0 4 .229 .298 .288 .585 -0.019 0.25 0.007 -0.026 1.2 2 0 2B
Luis Gomez 2B 4 0 1 2 0 0 4 .239 .266 .282 .548 -0.017 0.35 0.014 -0.031 0.9 1 4 2B
Phil Huffman P 0 0
   Balor Moore P 0 1
   Jackson Todd P 2 0
Team Totals 37 4 11 4 1 7 38 .297 .316 .432 .748 -0.212 0.40 0.170 -0.382 -0.6 24 8
2B: B Bailor (11, off T John); L Gomez (7, off T John); A Griffin (21, off D Hood).
3B: A Griffin (10, off T John).
TB: A Griffin 6; L Gomez 2; B Bailor 2; R Cerone 2; R Howell; O Velez; R Bosetti; A Woods.
GIDP: C Kusick (3).
RBI: L Gomez 2 (11); B Bailor (38); A Griffin (31).
2-out RBI: L Gomez 2; A Griffin; B Bailor.
Team LOB: 7.
With RISP: 3 for 9.
Fielding
DP: 1. B Moore-A Griffin-C Kusick.
E: B Bailor (3).

New York Yankees

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO PA BA OBP SLG OPS WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Bobby Murcer CF 5 3 3 2 0 0 5 .262 .350 .398 .748 -0.032 0.58 0.029 -0.061 1.9 1 0 2·HR,2B
   Ron Guidry CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
Willie Randolph 2B 2 1 1 0 2 0 4 .271 .375 .369 .744 0.072 0.72 0.072 0.000 1.0 0 1 SB
   Fred Stanley 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .200 .236 .270 .506 0.000 0.01 0.000 0.000 -0.2 3 2
Oscar Gamble LF 5 0 2 0 0 2 5 .357 .457 .613 1.070 -0.032 0.84 0.047 -0.079 -0.6 4 1
Reggie Jackson RF 5 1 2 3 0 1 5 .297 .382 .547 .928 -0.028 0.63 0.057 -0.085 1.2 1 0 HR
Chris Chambliss 1B 4 1 1 0 1 0 5 .280 .324 .436 .760 -0.025 0.48 0.024 -0.049 -0.4 9 0
Graig Nettles 3B 3 2 1 0 1 0 4 .250 .322 .393 .716 0.165 0.52 0.167 -0.002 1.3 0 5
Jim Spencer DH 4 1 1 2 0 0 4 .283 .364 .572 .936 0.064 0.66 0.086 -0.022 0.5 HR
Bruce Robinson C 3 0 1 1 1 0 4 .167 .231 .167 .397 0.094 0.40 0.096 -0.002 0.7 9 0
Damaso Garcia SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .273 .273 .303 .576 0.011 0.38 0.031 -0.020 -0.4 0 4 GDP
Tommy John P 0 0
   Don Hood P 0 0
Team Totals 36 9 13 8 5 3 41 .361 .439 .722 1.161 0.289 0.57 0.609 -0.320 4.9 27 13
2B: B Murcer (14, off B Moore).
HR: J Spencer (21, off P Huffman, 3rd inn, 1 on, 1 out to RF); R Jackson (29, off B Moore, 4th inn, 2 on, 1 out to RF); B Murcer 2 (15, 2 off J Todd, 5th inn, 0 on, 2 outs to RF; 8th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to RF).
TB: B Murcer 10; R Jackson 5; J Spencer 4; O Gamble 2; B Robinson; W Randolph; G Nettles; D Garcia; C Chambliss.
GIDP: D Garcia (1).
RBI: R Jackson 3 (89); J Spencer 2 (50); B Murcer 2 (51); B Robinson (2).
2-out RBI: B Murcer.
Team LOB: 8.
With RISP: 4 for 11.
Fielding
DP: 2. O Gamble-B Robinson; D Garcia-F Stanley-C Chambliss.
E: D Garcia (4).
Outfield Assists: O Gamble (A Griffin at home plate).
Baserunning
SB: W Randolph (33, 2nd base off P Huffman/R Cerone).

Toronto Blue Jays

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Phil Huffman, L (6-18) 2.1 7 4 4 2 1 1 5.77 16 26 -0.229 1.25 -2.7
Balor Moore 1 2 3 3 3 1 1 4.84 7 0 0 -0.059 0.34 -2.7
Jackson Todd 4.2 4 2 2 0 1 2 5.85 18 1 0 0.001 0.03 0.6
Team Totals 8 13 9 9 5 3 4 10.12 41 26 1 0 -0.287 0.57 -4.9

New York Yankees

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Tommy John, W (21-9) 8.2 10 4 3 1 7 0 2.96 36 56 0.212 0.42 1.3
Don Hood 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.22 2 1 1 0.000 0.04 -0.7
Team Totals 9 11 4 3 1 7 0 3.00 38 56 1 1 0.212 0.40 0.6
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: None.
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - George Maloney, 1B - Bill Deegan, 2B - Jerry Neudecker, 3B - Greg Kosc.
Time of Game: 2:22.
Attendance: 30,016.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 73° F, Sunny, No Precipitation.

Starting Lineups

Toronto Blue Jays         New York Yankees
1 Alfredo Griffin SS 1 Bobby Murcer CF
2 Al Woods LF 2 Willie Randolph 2B
3 Rick Bosetti CF 3 Oscar Gamble LF
4 Otto Velez DH 4 Reggie Jackson RF
5 Craig Kusick 1B 5 Chris Chambliss 1B
6 Rick Cerone C 6 Graig Nettles 3B
7 Roy Howell 3B 7 Jim Spencer DH
8 Bob Bailor RF 8 Bruce Robinson C
9 Luis Gomez 2B 9 Damaso Garcia SS
Phil Huffman P Tommy John P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b3 1-0 1 1-- R NYY G. Nettles P. Huffman 13% 80% Single to RF; Chambliss Scores/Adv on E9/No RBI; Nettles to 3B
t3 0-1 1 --3 OO TOR A. Woods T. John 11% 67% Double Play: Flyball: LF; Griffin out at Hm/LF-C
b2 0-0 1 -2- R NYY B. Robinson P. Huffman 9% 66% Single to CF; Nettles Scores
b3 2-0 1 --3 RR NYY J. Spencer P. Huffman 9% 89% Home Run; Nettles Scores
t3 0-1 1 --- TOR A. Griffin T. John -8% 56% Triple to CF

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Blue Jays Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Tommy John facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- O TOR A. Griffin T. John 2% 52% Strikeout
t1 0-0 1 --- O TOR A. Woods T. John 2% 54% Strikeout
t1 0-0 2 --- TOR R. Bosetti T. John -1% 53% Single to LF
t1 0-0 2 1-- O TOR O. Velez T. John 2% 55% Strikeout
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Blue Jays 0, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Blue Jays' Phil Huffman facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- O NYY B. Murcer P. Huffman -2% 53% Groundout: 2B-1B
b1 0-0 1 --- NYY W. Randolph P. Huffman 2% 55% Single to SS
b1 0-0 1 1-- NYY O. Gamble P. Huffman 2% 57% Randolph Steals 2B
b1 0-0 1 -2- NYY O. Gamble P. Huffman 5% 61% Single to 3B; Randolph to 3B
b1 0-0 1 1-3 O NYY R. Jackson P. Huffman -6% 55% Strikeout
b1 0-0 2 1-3 O NYY C. Chambliss P. Huffman -5% 50% Groundout: 1B unassisted
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Blue Jays 0, Yankees 0.
Top of the 2nd, Blue Jays Batting, Tied 0-0, Yankees' Tommy John facing 5-6-7
t2 0-0 0 --- O TOR C. Kusick T. John 2% 52% Groundout: 3B-1B
t2 0-0 1 --- TOR R. Cerone T. John -3% 50% Single to LF
t2 0-0 1 1-- O TOR R. Howell T. John 3% 53% Strikeout
t2 0-0 2 1-- O TOR B. Bailor T. John 2% 55% Groundout: 2B-1B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Blue Jays 0, Yankees 0.
Bottom of the 2nd, Yankees Batting, Tied 0-0, Blue Jays' Phil Huffman facing 6-7-8
b2 0-0 0 --- NYY G. Nettles P. Huffman 4% 59% Walk
b2 0-0 0 1-- O NYY J. Spencer P. Huffman -2% 57% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Nettles to 2B
b2 0-0 1 -2- R NYY B. Robinson P. Huffman 9% 66% Single to CF; Nettles Scores
b2 1-0 1 1-- NYY D. Garcia P. Huffman 3% 69% Single to 3B; Robinson to 2B
b2 1-0 1 12- O NYY B. Murcer P. Huffman -4% 65% Flyball: 3B
b2 1-0 2 12- NYY W. Randolph P. Huffman 3% 68% Walk; Robinson to 3B; Garcia to 2B
b2 1-0 2 123 O NYY O. Gamble P. Huffman -6% 61% Flyball: 2B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB. Blue Jays 0, Yankees 1.
Top of the 3rd, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 0-1, Yankees' Tommy John facing 9-1-2
t3 0-1 0 --- O TOR L. Gomez T. John 3% 64% Groundout: SS-1B
t3 0-1 1 --- TOR A. Griffin T. John -8% 56% Triple to CF
t3 0-1 1 --3 OO TOR A. Woods T. John 11% 67% Double Play: Flyball: LF; Griffin out at Hm/LF-C
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 0, Yankees 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Yankees Batting, Ahead 1-0, Blue Jays' Phil Huffman facing 4-5-6
b3 1-0 0 --- O NYY R. Jackson P. Huffman -2% 65% Flyball: CF
b3 1-0 1 --- NYY C. Chambliss P. Huffman 2% 67% Single to RF
b3 1-0 1 1-- R NYY G. Nettles P. Huffman 13% 80% Single to RF; Chambliss Scores/Adv on E9/No RBI; Nettles to 3B
b3 2-0 1 --3 RR NYY J. Spencer P. Huffman 9% 89% Home Run; Nettles Scores
Balor Moore replaces Phil Huffman pitching
b3 4-0 1 --- NYY B. Robinson B. Moore 1% 90% Walk
b3 4-0 1 1-- OO NYY D. Garcia B. Moore -2% 88% Ground Ball Double Play: P-SS-1B
3 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 0, Yankees 4.
Top of the 4th, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 0-4, Yankees' Tommy John facing 3-4-5
t4 0-4 0 --- O TOR R. Bosetti T. John 2% 89% Flyball: LF
t4 0-4 1 --- O TOR O. Velez T. John 1% 91% Flyball: CF
t4 0-4 2 --- O TOR C. Kusick T. John 1% 91% Groundout: SS-1B
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 0, Yankees 4.
Bottom of the 4th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 4-0, Blue Jays' Balor Moore facing 1-2-3
b4 4-0 0 --- NYY B. Murcer B. Moore 2% 93% Double to CF
b4 4-0 0 -2- NYY W. Randolph B. Moore 1% 94% Walk
b4 4-0 0 12- O NYY O. Gamble B. Moore -1% 92% Strikeout
b4 4-0 1 12- RRR NYY R. Jackson B. Moore 6% 98% Home Run; Murcer Scores; Randolph Scores
b4 7-0 1 --- NYY C. Chambliss B. Moore 0% 98% Walk
Jackson Todd replaces Balor Moore pitching
b4 7-0 1 1-- O NYY G. Nettles J. Todd -0% 98% Groundout: 1B unassisted; Chambliss to 2B
b4 7-0 2 -2- O NYY J. Spencer J. Todd -0% 98% Groundout: 1B unassisted
3 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Blue Jays 0, Yankees 7.
Top of the 5th, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 0-7, Yankees' Tommy John facing 6-7-8
t5 0-7 0 --- O TOR R. Cerone T. John 1% 98% Flyball: LF
t5 0-7 1 --- O TOR R. Howell T. John 0% 99% Strikeout
t5 0-7 2 --- O TOR B. Bailor T. John 0% 99% Flyball: C
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 0, Yankees 7.
Bottom of the 5th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 7-0, Blue Jays' Jackson Todd facing 8-9-1
b5 7-0 0 --- O NYY B. Robinson J. Todd -0% 99% Groundout: 2B-1B
b5 7-0 1 --- O NYY D. Garcia J. Todd -0% 99% Flyball: CF
b5 7-0 2 --- R NYY B. Murcer J. Todd 1% 99% Home Run
b5 8-0 2 --- O NYY W. Randolph J. Todd -0% 99% Flyball: RF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 0, Yankees 8.
Top of the 6th, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 0-8, Yankees' Tommy John facing 9-1-2
Fred Stanley replaces Willie Randolph playing 2B batting 2nd
t6 0-8 0 --- O TOR L. Gomez T. John 0% 99% Groundout: 3B-1B
t6 0-8 1 --- TOR A. Griffin T. John -0% 99% Single to RF
t6 0-8 1 1-- O TOR A. Woods T. John 0% 99% Flyball: LF
t6 0-8 2 1-- O TOR R. Bosetti T. John 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Blue Jays 0, Yankees 8.
Bottom of the 6th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 8-0, Blue Jays' Jackson Todd facing 3-4-5
b6 8-0 0 --- NYY O. Gamble J. Todd 0% 100% Single to RF
b6 8-0 0 1-- O NYY R. Jackson J. Todd -0% 100% Flyball: RF
b6 8-0 1 1-- O NYY C. Chambliss J. Todd -0% 100% Groundout: 1B-P; Gamble to 2B
b6 8-0 2 -2- O NYY G. Nettles J. Todd -0% 100% Groundout: 2B-P
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Blue Jays 0, Yankees 8.
Top of the 7th, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 0-8, Yankees' Tommy John facing 4-5-6
t7 0-8 0 --- TOR O. Velez T. John -0% 99% Walk
t7 0-8 0 1-- OO TOR C. Kusick T. John 1% 100% Ground Ball Double Play: SS-2B-1B
t7 0-8 2 --- TOR R. Cerone T. John -0% 100% Single to CF
t7 0-8 2 1-- TOR R. Howell T. John -0% 100% Single to RF; Cerone to 3B
t7 0-8 2 1-3 R TOR B. Bailor T. John -1% 99% Double to RF; Cerone Scores; Howell to 3B
t7 1-8 2 -23 RR TOR L. Gomez T. John -1% 98% Double to RF; Howell Scores; Bailor Scores
t7 3-8 2 -2- O TOR A. Griffin T. John 1% 99% Groundout: SS-1B
3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Blue Jays 3, Yankees 8.
Bottom of the 7th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 8-3, Blue Jays' Jackson Todd facing 7-8-9
b7 8-3 0 --- O NYY J. Spencer J. Todd -0% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B
b7 8-3 1 --- O NYY B. Robinson J. Todd -0% 98% Groundout: 1B unassisted
b7 8-3 2 --- O NYY D. Garcia J. Todd -0% 98% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Blue Jays 3, Yankees 8.
Top of the 8th, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 3-8, Yankees' Tommy John facing 2-3-4
t8 3-8 0 --- TOR A. Woods T. John -1% 97% Single to CF
t8 3-8 0 1-- O TOR R. Bosetti T. John 1% 98% Groundout: 3B-2B/Forceout at 2B
t8 3-8 1 1-- TOR O. Velez T. John -1% 97% Single to RF; Bosetti to 2B
t8 3-8 1 12- O TOR C. Kusick T. John 2% 98% Strikeout
t8 3-8 2 12- O TOR R. Cerone T. John 1% 99% Flyball: RF
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Blue Jays 3, Yankees 8.
Bottom of the 8th, Yankees Batting, Ahead 8-3, Blue Jays' Jackson Todd facing 1-2-3
b8 8-3 0 --- R NYY B. Murcer J. Todd 0% 100% Home Run
b8 9-3 0 --- O NYY F. Stanley J. Todd -0% 100% Flyball: CF
b8 9-3 1 --- O NYY O. Gamble J. Todd -0% 100% Strikeout
b8 9-3 2 --- NYY R. Jackson J. Todd 0% 100% Single to CF
b8 9-3 2 1-- O NYY C. Chambliss J. Todd -0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Blue Jays 3, Yankees 9.
Top of the 9th, Blue Jays Batting, Behind 3-9, Yankees' Tommy John facing 7-8-9
Ron Guidry replaces Bobby Murcer playing CF batting 1st
t9 3-9 0 --- O TOR R. Howell T. John 0% 100% Strikeout
t9 3-9 1 --- TOR B. Bailor T. John -0% 100% Reached on E6 (Ground Ball); Bailor to 2B
t9 3-9 1 -2- O TOR L. Gomez T. John 0% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B
Don Hood replaces Tommy John pitching
t9 3-9 2 -2- R TOR A. Griffin D. Hood -0% 100% Double to LF; Bailor Scores/unER
t9 4-9 2 -2- O TOR A. Woods D. Hood 0% 100% Groundout: 2B-1B
1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 1 LOB. Blue Jays 4, Yankees 9.

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